Meet The Beavers: Daniel Gomis
Nov. 6, 2012
The Oregon State men's basketball team opened its 112th season when practice officially began on Friday, Oct. 12 with a lot of excitement after coming off its first 20-win campaign since 1990. We'll provide a video feature on all 16 players on the roster as the Beavers prepare for one of their most anticipated seasons in more than two decades. Our ninth feature highlights sophomore forward Daniel Gomis.
Daniel Gomis is like no one you've ever met. There's no other way to explain it. Even though he is still battling a broken leg he suffered two summers ago in his native Senegal, the 6-foot-10 forward has maintained a positive attitude that has made him a favorite among his teammates and coaching staff.
When his leg is hurting and he isn't able to practice, Gomis remains upbeat even though the rest of his teammates feel bad for him. When he was unable to fly from Houston to Europe with the team during the summer because of Visa issues, he stayed optimistic even though everyone else was bummed.
He never pouts. Never says `why me.'
He's just that kind of person. And it takes that kind of person to persevere through an injury. To keep working hard and stay positive. Not just some days. But every day. And it's that type of person who will always be loved and supported by the people who are fortunate to know him.
His smile is contagious. His attitude is unmatched. And his work ethic is such that he will continue to do whatever it takes to get back on the floor and play the sport he loves. When he does, Beaver Nation will like him just as much for his personality as they do for his game.
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